Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia | Red | 1996 | Italy | Tuscany - Vivino Rating 4.6
Intro: Tenuta San Guido is an Italian wine producer in the DOC Bolgheri in Toscana, known as a producer of "Super Tuscan" wine. It produces Sassicaia, a Bordeaux-style red wine. The estate also produces a second wine, Guidalberto, and a third wine, Le Difese. Tenuta San Guido is member of the Primum Familiae Vini.
Region: Italy | Tuscany
Winery: San Guido (Sassicaia)
Grapes: 85 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 % Cabernet Franc
Aging: French Oak Barrels
Tasting Notes: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 92 Points: Here's a little gem from Tenuta San Guido that has never been reviewed in Robert Parker Wine Advocate (except informally by me one year ago in a Hedonist's Gazette). I have consistently found the 1996 Bolgheri Sassicaia to be an impressive wine on the few occasions I have had to taste it. This is one of those rare underrated vintages that bring so much delight and surprise in an important retrospective such as this. As I recall from my informal tasting, this Sassicaia shows a heavy dose of Cabernet Sauvignon typicity but without the astringent medicinal tone or unripe greenness you might expect. Instead, it delivers a bright but balanced, tonic verve that is driven by the wine's natural acidity. I had previously paired this wine with an oversized bistecca alla fiorentina t-bone steak and the marriage was perfect. This was a difficult vintage in Bolgheri, but the results in the bottle suggest otherwise.” (ML) Apr 2017
Rating: DC 98, RP 92, WS 91, 4.6
ABV: 12.5% Decant: 2hrs Serving temp: 16-18 °C Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer Venison) , Poultry
* Please note this is an old vintage wine and the label may have slight discolouration, slight tears or stains. Please contact us if this is a concern.